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Body Image

“All You Had to Do Was Ask”

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As many of you know, I joined a gym earlier this year, and one of the perks I listed for joining my particular gym was the manager’s promise to personally assist me whenever I asked.

Well, because my beau is a bit of a workout junkie and set up a few fairly awesome routines for me, I never had any questions.

Until a few weeks...
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Diet

Dr. George Drinka On Junk Foods, Healthy Foods, and the Marvels of the Media


We're fortunate enough to have a guest post today from Dr. George Drinka, child psychiatrist and author. Dr. Drinka's upcoming book, When the Media Is the Parent, is posed to educate parents about the massive role media (think television, video games, and the Internet).

Today, he's talking with us about the role media plays in childhood obesity, fast food advertising geared toward children, and how, in time, the media might even help promote healthier...
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Anxiety

NIH NCCAM Hosts Twitter Chat On Managing Holiday Stress, Anxiety With Body, Mind Practices


Happy Tuesday, beautiful readers!

We've survived Thanksgiving, but with Christmas just a week away and New Year's just a week after that, it's safe to say we're still in the thick of the holiday season.

Which means, for some of us, there are still a lot of stress and anxiety triggers coming our way.

As such, the good people over at the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Center...
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Addiction

Yoga And Recovery: Talking With Yoga Instructor And Author Kyczy Hawk


Last week, I shared information about yoga and addiction recovery - specifically, five ways yoga can help addicts in recovery.

Fortunately, Kyczy Hawk stumbled across the piece.

Hawk, a San Jose-based yoga instructor who focuses on addiction recovery, is also the author of the recently published "Yoga and the Twelve-Step Path," and agreed to a quick interview to provide Your Body,...
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Diet

7+ Resources To Learn More About Diet, Exercise, And Mental Health

Mental health isn't always the easiest topic to discuss. For some, it's touchy. For others, it's awkward. For many it's private and for a few it's offensive.

So, similar to any blog dealing with mental health, Your Body, Your Mind has had its fair share of positive and negative comments since its launch last month.

I've noticed a common theme among most of the negative comments, and that's a theme of guilt. It seems some readers...
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Diet

Skip The Gym: Interview With Personal Trainer Jackie Burgmann

Before she became a personal trainer and self-proclaimed "fitness junkie," Girlwithnoname (who actually does have a name: Jackie Burgmann) wasn't happy. More than unhappy, she was depressed. Each area of her life - professional, personal, and even romantic - had taken a hit, and to top it all off, she gained weight after A) deciding she couldn't deal with the anxiety she felt at the gym, and B) giving in to comfort eating.

Finally, Jackie...
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